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Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics provides specialized, dynamic care for virtually any orthopedic condition. We partner this professional care with a highly-trained, medical support team and advanced medical technologies, providing you a matrix of care that gets you back to daily activities as quickly as possible. Visit any one of our many locations in East Tennessee to receive the orthopedic care you deserve and the treatment you expect.

Is A Knee Replacement Painful?

Knee replacement surgery is proven to provide pain relief, improve mobility and quality of life, but it has a reputation of being painful. Learn more here.

What Are The Different Types of Knee Surgery?

Knee pain keeping you from enjoying the activities you love? Lucky for you, there are many different types of knee surgery that can help.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction Surgery

Dr. John Reynolds with Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics is a fellowship trained sports medicine surgeon with Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics. In this video, he discusses ACL injuries and treatments. For more information about Dr. Reynolds, including a convenient online scheduling option, please…

Hip Fracture Leads to Tumor Discovery

“He Saved My Life” Deborah Bunner had no plans for a hip replacement. Believing she suffered from arthritis, she endured significant pain in her hip over the past four years. “It was excruciating. I know now that I was foolish…

ACL Tear and Reconstruction

A patient with an ACL tear generally will have an injury where they’ll have either some type of twisting injury or they buckle on the knee, and we’ll have a pop and the knee will swell up. And generally, the…

Mako® – Robotic-Arm Assisted Knee Replacement

We get a lot of questions about what is a robot? What does it do? How does it make you more accurate and more precise in surgery? So, what we wanted to do is go through all this and walk…

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Daniel G. Branham, M.D, a highly experienced hand surgeon at Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics, explains what carpal tunnel syndrome is.


MACI stands for Matrix Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation, and it’s a big fancy term for just means taking cells out of your knee joint and we can basically expand those into millions of cells to put them back in the knee to take care of a defect of the cartilage.

Groundbreaking Robotic Surgery

Dr. Ryan Dabbs, who lives just outside Farragut, recently has performed the first robotic total knee replacement surgery in the state using the newest ZimmerBiomet ROSA device. A board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dabbs specializes in hip, knee, shoulder, total joint and…

Getting Cultured: Man’s Knee Injury Repaired by Re-Implanting His Own Cells

Matt Thompson knew immediately that loud “pop” he heard was serious. On a wet Dec. 26, 2016, Thompson — a lineman for a cable company — was coming down off a pole when his foot slipped on a 6-inch curb. “At first, I thought I broke my leg,” Thompson said. Instead, it was more injury to a knee that had given him trouble for nearly 20 years, following a torn ACL after playing high school, college and rec sports.